Chysler’s financial crises of the early 1950s couldn’t stop the string of Virgil Exner’s Ghia concept cars
In 1953, Dodge unveiled its first concept car, the Firearrow, a sleek out-of-this-world roadster that provided a glimpse of what everyone’s new automobile would look like in just a few years. While this stylish open-top car looked like it was ready to ply the highways of tomorrow, it was just a rolling concept Read More
Imagine if an unknown Van Gogh was discovered on eBay. In the musclecar community, the discovery of this Super Duty is no less stunning
By the late 1950s, the horsepower race was on, and stock-bodied racing was the perfect place for Detroit to display its latest engineering feats. Pontiac was the car to beat, both in NASCAR and USAC stock car racing, and in NHRA drags. But by the summer Read More
To those not familiar with the documented, dealer-converted supercar market, $446,250 would appear to be a staggering amount for a lowly Camaro
Nickey Chevrolet of Chicago was one of the largest Chevy dealers in America and had big plans for Chevrolet’s new pony car in 1967. Working with legendary Chevrolet engine builder Bill Thomas in California, Nickey developed a plan to install the potent 427-ci Corvette engines into the Camaro Read More
Duesenberg expert Randy Ema affirms that cars like this, with original major components-chassis, body, engine-are at the top of the scale
Duesenberg Automobiles was plucked from the post-World War I recession by Errett Cord, the savior of Auburn. By 1927, he was looking to build a more prestigious car and bought the innovative but struggling Duesenberg company.
Cord had been attracted by the Duesenberg brothers’ engineering prowess and gave Fred an Read More
This is the only Oldsmobile to have been recognized by the Classic Car Club of America as a Full Classic
There was a time when neither Ford nor Chevrolet were America’s leading automobile producers. You have to go back to the dawn of the auto industry, but from 1903 to 1905, Oldsmobile was top dog. Rolling out of Lansing, the little single-cylinder, curved-dash runabout was touted as able to go Read More
This price can be explained by the “ABC” factor-Aging Billionaire Collector. Such buyers can’t wait another 20 years, so they pay whatever it costs
Preston Tucker’s promise of “the first completely new car in 50 years” struck a chord in the hearts of the public in 1948 and again with the release of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1988 movie.
Although his company produced just 51 cars, Tucker’s legacy is much larger. Read More
While this car was created to race, it combines a high level of technical
competence in construction with the highest standard of finish
Hot rodders Art and Lloyd Chrisman were early and successful pioneers of drag racing with their famous #25 dragster, which was the first to achieve trap speeds of 140 mph and 180 mph in the quarter-mile.
Early experience gained on the dry lakebeds of Southern Read More
The aluminum heads had intakes that could swallow a tennis ball, which was great for 200-mph laps around Daytona
In 1969, Ford introduced a limited-production model to the Mustang line. This addition was the Boss 429. It was the most powerful Mustang, and the name referred to its 429-ci engine, which was built in response to Chrysler’s 426-ci Hemi and its success in NASCAR.
Named after stylist Larry Shinoda’s nickname Read More
My 9-year-old son was very agitated as I loaded the car. He said “Dad, you can replace any one of the others-this is unique”
Built by tobacco heir Zachary Reynolds, the “Tobacco King” 1964 Ford Galaxie was as wild an example of a Rocket Drag Axle-equipped car as one could ask for.
Playboy, pilot, ham radio enthusiast, and all-around enfant terrible, Reynolds wanted a car that would terrorize everyone Read More
If the Chrysler-powered Facel-Vega is a French Imperial, consider the L6.4
a Mopar Maserati
The brainchild of Eugene Casaroll, the Italian-American hybrid known as the Dual-Ghia was largely based on the Ghia-designed Chrysler Firearrow, a concept car for which he acquired the production rights. Luxurious and extravagant, it had the longest production line in the world-from Detroit to Milan and back-as it utilized an American drivetrain and Italian coachwork. Read More